Date: May 13, 2008
About: Harold Knapheide III - Class of 1963
Harold Knapheide III Honored with Bonansinga Award for Community Service
Harold Knapheide III was named the winner of the 2008 Joe Bonansinga Community Service Award during a noon luncheon Tuesday, according to a press release issued by the United Way of Adams County.
The United Way of Adams County created the annual award 11 years ago as a way to honor an individual who has exemplified the highest standards of community service. It is given in conjunction with the Rotary Club during National Volunteer Week.
The award was named for its first recipient, Joe Bonansinga, fondly known as Mr. Quincy.
The Joe Bonansinga Community Service Award honors exceptional community leaders who demonstrate:
A high level of service and leadership by example;
An intensity of energy in their work that invigorates and inspires others;
Longevity of service and work that nurtures the community;
Choosing commitments based on the needs of others and the benefit to the community without thought of personal recognition; and
The true joy of helping others.
Knapheide has been involved with Quincy Area Projects and Neighborhood Federation, the Quincy Family YMCA and the Indian Mounds Pool renovation project. He and his wife Ann have been honored for their support of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Knapheide founded the John Quincy Adams Leadership Association, which through its members has contributed nearly $3 million to the annual United Way campaign the past two 20 years.
Knapheide joins the prestigious list of past recipients: Joe Bonansinga, Harry and Carlene Geisler, Carla Gosney, Rocky and Rhonda Murry, the Rev. Tim White, Tony and Signe Oakley, Carolyn and Steve Hagood, Chuck Scholz, Hermann Schneidmann and Darell Peacher.